Help For Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis (PF)?
Q. I just found Fungisode from Genestra, and Cicatrisane Cream by Unda Seroyal on your site. Can you find out if that would work for pityrosporum folliculitis (PF)? I can’t seem to find what type of yeast PF is.
A. Pityrosporum folliculitis (PF) aka Malassezia Folliculitis is a common benign disorder in young or middle-aged adults that involves follicular papules and pustules localized predominantly on the back and chest. As the name suggests, Malassezia folliculitis is caused by the invasion of the hair follicle by Malassezia yeasts. Although Malassezia yeasts are a part of the normal human microflora, under certain conditions they can cause superficial dermatological conditions. The invasion results in the development of erythematous papules, and sometimes pustules, which may be either asymptomatic or itchy. Usually Malassezia yeasts are present along with staphylococci and propionibacteria in the follicles.
Fungisode may be helpful, as it is a wide-spectrum antifungal, though it does not contain the Malassezia yeast. Fungisode can still influence an immune response by the body to fungus, so it can a helpful internal treatment to try, in addition to the Cicatrisane Cream.
Do keep in mind that the skin is the last organ of detoxification. Many chronic skin conditions can develop when there is a toxic load going on internally, usually the liver and/or kidneys are overloaded with toxins, so the skin is trying to purge out things the body doesn’t need. If these products do not correct your problem, then the next step would be to look at supporting the liver and kidney’s detox pathways.